By Maya Mau
Kebab Aur Sharab will be taking the place of My Most Favorite Food at 247 West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. It will specialize in northern Indian kebabs. It is tradition to pair these kebabs with whiskey or bourbon and, in order to provide the full experience, they hope to be able to serve alcohol. Salil Mehta, the owner of Kebab Aur Sharab, also owns Wau NYC, which serves Southeast Asian food (Indonesian, Malaysian and some Thai), as well as alcohol. The new restaurant seeks a full liquor license and received resounding approval from the committee, whose members expressed excitement.
Andy Kim of NestSeekers Real Estate Office came to the committee with his concept of a members-only lounge at 100 Riverside Boulevard (between 64th and 65th Streets) that will serve drinks at dinnertime. The committee expressed some concern about the fact that the office still has not fully developed criteria for membership. Kim said the office is also seeking a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, and members of the committee expressed further confusion. Without knowing how exactly the lounge would function — and since the attorney was not present to explain the legal details of the application — the committee unanimously passed a motion to table the application until the idea is more fully fleshed out, and an attorney can be present at the meeting.
Nobody was present for Le Pain Quotidien’s Central Park location (2 West 69th Street), or Ashoka at 489 Columbus Avenue (between 83rd and 84th Streets), both of which indicated they were seeking two-year liquor licenses. As such, the committee was forced to “disapprove without prejudice.”
RE: “Kim said the office [NestSeekers Real Estate Office] is also seeking a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation”
Sounds like a front for a Republican PAC.
Since when are political donations tax deductible?
Last paragraph mentions Pain Quotidien with a location of 2 West 69th Street. I believe that is not the correct address unless zoning on that block has been changed. Would you please check? Thanks!
The Le Pain Quotidien location is actually in the Mineral Springs area of Central Park, just north of the Sheep Meadow. For some reason, it has always been given the address of 2 West 69th Street, even though of course the street does not go through the Park. I guess it had to have some sort of address.
I am looking forward to Kebab Aur Sharab opening on 72nd street but I hope they knock down the intrusion on the sidewalk. I don’t see how this is allowed. I live on that block and it is hard walking especially when there are people walking in both directions.
I totally agree.
ITA and it was especially bad on the weekends when people were congregating in the front. There’s a similar problem across the street at Gebhard’s (although it gets much worse in the evening). 🙁